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NBC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
of president obama on this martin luther king day. now mr. obama sworn into office, as you know, for the second time and speaking to the nation with about his future. >> it is now our generation's path to carry on what those pioneers begin. for our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. >> close to a million people lined the streets of washington, d.c., today hoping to get a glimpse of the first family and it was quite a sight. you see his daughters there in the background and now the celebration continues, as we mentioned. live pictures of the commander in chief's ball in washington, d.c. the president and first lady just now leaving the building, going to their second ball of the night. let's bring in now nbc bay area's scott budman with the social and tech angle to all of this. as we saw play out on national tv, scott. >> we did, raj. lots of people brought up it technology back during the 2009 inauguration. today it was even more prevalent. you could follow the inauguration on twitter and facebook like you might follow th
CBS
Jan 18, 2013 4:00am EST
political situation. this week mr. obama unveiled sweeping new measures to reduce gun violence. cbs polls told 92% favored universe aal background checks. >>> the colorado movie theater that was the scene of a mass shooting in july opens to the public today. yesterday a sploen was held for the victims along with a private screening for survivors. for some it was a step toward healing but others didn't see it that way. teresa garcia reports now from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: police and moviegoers gathered once again but this time it was for healing. six months after the mass shooting that left 12 dead the theater reopened to survivors, victims' families, and first responders. >> we are a community of survivors, and we are a community that is united in our recovery. >> reporter: the gathering in the newly remodeled theater number 9 drew mixed responses from survivors and victims' families. >> dave lost his 18-year-old nephew. he said entering the theater was just too much for him. >> i try to think about what we have, not at what we lost. >> reporter: jan son young's boyfriend died dod
CBS
Jan 18, 2013 4:00am PST
into a nonprofit group that will set its sight on key policy issues like gun control. this week mr. obama unveiled sweeping new measures to reduce gun violence. in a just released cbs/"new york times" poll 92% of americans favored universal background checks for gun buyers while 54% favored stricter gun laws. >>> the colorado movie theater that was the scene of a mass shooting in july opens to the public today. yesterday a ceremony was held for the victims along with a private screening for survivors. for some it was a step toward healing, but others didn't see it that way. teresa garcia reports now from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: police and moviegoers gathered once again at the aurora colorado theater, but this time it was in healing. six months after the horror of the mass shooting that left 12 dead, the theater reopened for survivors, victims' families, and first responders. >> we are a community of survivors, and we are a community that is united in our recovery. >> reporter: the gathering in the newly remodeled theater number 9 drew mixed responses from
FOX
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
put our shoulders to the wheel of history it moves. it moves. >> reporter: tomorrow mr. obama will be sworn in during a public ceremony. he'll give his inaugural speech then take part in a parade and series of inaugural parties and balls. here's a live look at the white house tonight. tori campbell has more on how mr. obama won a spot in history. >> that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the president is officially in his second term now. he was sworn in in the blue room of the white house with chief justice john roberts doing the honor. and you can bet that chief roberts said the words carefully. four years ago he said the oath wrong. so president obama is the first to have been sworn four times. this morning, joe biden was sworn in by sotomayor. then there was the wreath laying ceremony. and the first couple also attended the episcopal church for martin luther king celebration. >> reporter: when a president and vice president are sworn in it's only for a four year term so if they're reelected they needed to be sworn in for a
NBC
Jan 15, 2013 4:00am PST
president obama is expected to make an announcement about a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence including a push for major legislation to include background checks. at a news conference on monday, mr. obama promised to act alone if necessary. >> but i'm confident there's some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> the president could use executive powers on 19 separate actions to bypass congress. >>> in newtown, connecticut, monday grieving family members of 11 victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting announced plans for an a anti-violence campaign. the nonprofit group, sandy hook promise, will focus on mental health, school safety and gun responsibility. >> the middle ground and the answers, i actually think will come from gun owners themselves. those are the people that understand where the limits are, what's reasonable, what's responsible and what isn't. >> the national rifle association says they're doing their part to, quote, instill safe and responsible sponsorship. sunday the nra released a targe
NBC
Jan 16, 2013 4:00am PST
are subjected to armed guards at their school. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and guns-free zones for ours. >> that's the ad. what do you think? we want to know. tweet us @earlytodaynbc. >> chuck hagel of nebraska may be getting closer to winning confirmation as defense secretary. he won the backing of two of the senate's strongest supporters of israel, senator chuck schumer are of new york and senator barbara boxer will vote to approve hagel. but senator inhofe says he and hagel have philosophical differences. >>> boeing's newest passenger jet the 787 dreamliner has been grounded by japan's leading airlines. it made an emergency landing in western japan. a cockpit message showed cockpit problems. japan airlines and all nip upon airways suspended all their dreamliner flights today. the faa says it's monitoring the incidents as part of a comprehensive review that the agency began last night. once safety checks are complete the planes could be back in the
NBC
Jan 17, 2013 4:00am PST
rifles, high-capacity magazines, extending background checks and toughening gun trafficking laws. mr. obama also mentioned executive actions mostly to toughen existing laws. at the emotionally charged event the president was surrounded by children who wrote him letters of gun violence. family members of the newtown victims were in the audience, including the parents of 7-year-old grace mcdonnell. >> chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings, and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at that painting, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now for grace. >> the nra is getting ready for battle, raising money and e-mailing supporters to upgrade their membership for, quote, the fight of the century. >> we're not saying that your rights are at risk. the president of the united states is saying that. >> so where do things go from here? nbc's tracie potts is in washington for us. tracie, how is the president going to get the public and congress to support this legislative agenda? >> reporter: with
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:30am PST
reporter that covers the first lady says you should not be surprised if mrs. obama talks about more of a work/life balance. the first lady expected to maintain focus of her first term fighting childhood obesity and honoring families of military service men and women. we will of course have extensive coverage of today's inauguration. both on air and online. we're streaming live video from the nation's capital at nbcbayarea.com and "today" show will start with special live coverage of that inauguration at 7:00 this morning. >>> in other news now, and new this morning, an overnight shooting killed one person and sent another to the hospital in san francisco. police say the shooting happened on naples street just off geneva avenue in the crocker amazon neighborhood. a 43-year-old man died at the scene. a second man was taken to the hospital with what's being called not life threatening injuries. the suspected shooter was seen running away from the scene. this is the city's third homicide of the year. >>> firefighters in san francisco searching for the cause of a two-alarm fire at an apa
NBC
Jan 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
. they never met in person. >> president obama and mrs. obama spent a night out in georgetown to celebrate her 49th birthday today. they dined with friends at cafe milano and just arrived back at the white house. she constituent a tweet thanking everyone from her birthday wishes. she's also debuting a new hair style for her birthday. the white house released this photo showing her new bangs. >> no snow hat required tonight. >> no, no. she looks good. >> no. >> ewith thought we would be -- or we hoped we would be -- >> even last night, we're talking about this. and i was thinking d.c., nothing to worry about, no snow. but i hoped we would see some snow. i would love to see a little bit. even some flakes coming down. but i thought for sure areas south of fredericksburg and southern maryland would be having snow right now. it just did not come together at all. take a look. we'll show you how this came out. right now, we're looking at plenty of cloud cover across the region. and actually a fairly mild night. temperatures stayed well above where they were forecast to be. and that's because we did n
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
need today. >> this is history. it will always be in the history books. >> reporter: mr. obama, beverly mckinney sees living proof of dr. king's dream realized. >> you as an individual have the opportunity to make a difference in this world. if you don't do that, it was all nor naught. >> reporter: a message these former southern californians say has inspired own family. their son won the presidential award for academics and a trip they hope will stay with him forever. >> i tell my son, strive for the best, maybe you could be the first hispanic. >> and christin ayers is in washington for this morning's inaugural event. >> and she joins us by the phone from the national mall where the stage is set and security is mighty tight as well. good morning, give us your impressions. you've been there i would imagine several hours so far just going through security and whatnot, right. >> reporter: that's right, we have been here for hours and security is tight. we stood in line for about 3 1/2 hours trying to get through a media entrance and were later
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 8:00am PST
a nice shot of the president, mrs. obama, mrs. biden and joe biden in the front row of the national cathedral. the prayer service is historically, traditionally the closing ceremony of the inaugural festivities and that is underway right now. bill: after a late night last night back at it today. we will watch that ceremony. make it a terrific day. stay warm in you're out in the arctic chill. we'll see you tomorrow, everybody. martha: buy everybody, see you tomorrow. jon: right now brand-new stories and breaking news. the threat is real for millions of americans treacherous road conditions, frigid temperatures, and now a new winter storm looming. what you need to know before heading out. plus a common household painkiller now linked to eye problems. what a new study says about a drug in your medicine cabinet that might increase the risk of going blind. and this boat does go over the edge of this dam, the only question for these two fishermen, will they go with it? it's all happening now. good morning to you on this tuesday, with only weeks left on the job secretary of state hillary c
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 11:00am EST
away from this, there will be more pressure. >> absolutely. we heard it from mr. obama's inaugural speech yesterday. he renewed his push for clean energy and of course start thinking about the dirtiest energy and that is coal. the new technologies, the phrack and technologies pushing on the price of natural gas making coal less economical. given mr. obama's initiative and given where we are with natural gas. cheryl: another group you do like performing amazingly it the technology sector. if you look at the group under this president up 100% whether he can take credit for that or not, i will not say, but technology is a positive. we're getting apple's numbers tomorrow. you are saying go for the tech. >> absolutely. if you're ibm, hewlett-packard had an off year. let's focus on apple, but now we're seeing not everyone wants an iphone 5. given the superior dividend, the space, the fact intel and microsoft slowing the dividends double-digit the last five years, given the continued need for more technology, more investors push into that area. cheryl: looking forward to apple's earnings,
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
of optimism about the next four years. i think mr. obama is doing a heck of a good job. he is getting a lot of his promises down. i hope the next four years are as good as the last. thank you for having me. host: eric in seattle, what do think about all this? -- do you think about all this? you always have to turn down the volume and dirty -- on your tv. in today's inaugural, you'll hear a lot from senator schumer. here he is explaining his role in today's inauguration. >> the hardest part is trying to make sure everybody, there will be a huge crowd, not as big as four years ago, but a huge crowd, they get to their places, their seeds or standing places. as you know, there were big problems four years ago, not the fault of the committee, but of some people. we're trying to deal with huge numbers of people. we have done a couple of things -- we are using an iphone at -- app that will tell the on where they are and where the best route to go to, taking into account lines and everything, to get to their seat. people waited in line for hours, and when they got to the gate, they were told they w
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
that is on the airwaves now. watch this. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids, and gun free zones for ours. bill: that is part of it. wendell goler live on the north lawn. what is the reaction to the nra ad, wendell. >> reporter: frankly none, bill. aides say they have no more desire for a confrontation with the nra than they already have. people will see secret service protection for the first family is no more elitist than protection for the president himself. in the wake of the newtown massacre, polls show public opinion in favor of many measures mr. obama will announce today. press secretary jay carney says it will take more than gun controls to make our children safe. >> this is something that we have to address as a nation. it is not something you can do alone through executive action. it is not something you can do with even a series of laws that, congress might pass. this is a problem that touches on a variety of areas of american life. and it needs to be appr
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 4:00am PST
against president obama's new proposals. mr. obama introduced them yesterday at the white house, as abc's jonathan karl reports. >> reporter: as gun sales across the country continue their record pace, gun advocates reacted swiftly to the president. declaring they will fight his proposals on every level. when the president made his announcement, he was joined by four kids that wrote him letters after sandy hook. >> julia said -- julia, where are you? i'm not scared for my safety. i'm scared for others. >> reporter: rush limbaugh mocked that. >> the children are writing letters to the president. we don't want to die. we don't want to die. >> reporter: the president's proposal, if passed by congress, would ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips. and require background checks on virtually every gun sale. even those between private individuals at gun shows. he called on supporters to put pressure on members of congress. >> ask them, what's more important? doing whatever it takes to get an "a" grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns? or giving parents some peace of
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
right hand and repeat after me. >> supreme court chief justice roberts swoer in mr. obama for his second term at midday. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you. >> that was the formal oath. >> thank you, sweetie. >> 11-year-old sasha obama joked, you didn't mess up. neither did the chief justice, who used notes after he flubbed the wording in 2009. vice president biden was sworn in by justice sonia sotomayor. for tomorrow's ceremonyial oaths, the west front of the capital is ready. pennsylvania avenue, ready for the inaugural parade. roughly 800,000 people are in the nation's capital. they and the nation to hear an inaugural address that the president previewed tonight. >> let's make sure to work as hard as we can to pass on an america that is worthy not only of our past but also of our future. >> reporter: he promised better lines tomorrow. conventional wisdom is second inaugural address is also flopped. by abraham's lincoln's did not. in short, it was powerful, it was nonpartisan. and lincoln is the president barack obama says that he most admires and tries
FOX Business
Jan 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
. how mr. obama handled spending, taxes and jobs will defined his presidency. tracy: and the brief for the bad news. in this survey shows us what the world thinks of these leaders. gerri willis will talk about it in a bit. ashley: secretary of state hillary clinton gets the attention of the chinese. they are not happy and that is not good news for the next man in line, john kerry. tracy: safety investigators looking into the problems, they say excessive voltage is not to blame for the fires that grounded bowling star airplane. ashley: phil mickelson take a swing. he coul can be reached take a me possibly out of the country. tracy: we have some good news for president obama heading into his second term. america's outlook on the economy is picking up. 37% of voters are actually satisfied with the state of the u.s. economy. that is up from 20% and the president first took office in 2009. a senior political analyst at the "washington examiner" joining us now from d.c. 37% satisfied. i guess it is better than down from 20%, right? >> we were talking about four years ago, we have been th
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
monday, it seems mrs. obama is preparing hers, as well. unveiling a brand-new do thursday, bangs. it's the first image posted on her new official twitter account, at flotus. and overnight, pool photographers got a brief look at the new hairstyle, as mrs. obama returned from a dinner, celebrating her birthday with the president. the reaction to her newly-framed face has been swift and mostly positive. at flotus, we love your new bangs. michelle obama celebrates a second term with bangs. flotus is flawless. >> michelle obama is such a trend-setter in the fashion industry because she manages to be aspirational and acceptable at the same time. >> reporter: who is behind the new look? johnny wright, styling her tresses since just before they moved into the white house. while he won't spill the first lady's salon secrets, he did offer this take on a previous first-term trim. >> the haircut was not really calculated. it was something that, you know, i just felt that it would be nice and fresh. and it would make her look more youthful than she is. >> reporter: her new cut, the opening act fo
KICU
Jan 21, 2013 11:30pm PST
the national mall as far as the eye could see. mr.obama spoke about a nation on the mend. >> a decade of war is now ending. an economic recovery has begun. >> reporter: the president said this country will respond to the threat of climate change. >> some may still deny the overwhelming challenge of science but no one can avoid the crippling fire, droughts and more powerful storms. >> reporter: speaking on martin luther king day president obama made history by using the word gay and saying that -- the president, vice president and families at journaled for the congressional lunch before the walk . >> i'm very encouraged. >> reporter: in of the people we talked to today in the crowd said this felt like a very different experience than the inauguration four years ago. coming up we'll tell you why they said that and take you into the crowd during the inauguration and parade. >>> the inauguration also featured the first latino, the first gay and the youngest person ever to serve as the inaugural poet. >> and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on every rooftop and every window of one cou
KOFY
Jan 15, 2013 9:00pm PST
are protected by armed guards at their schools? mr. obama deman the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair shir of security. protection for their kids. and gun 43 zone for ours. >> experts say the provocative attack ad shows how emotionally charged and personal the debate of gun control is becoming. no comment on this from the white house tonight. >> mean time national rifle association is experience ago big spike in membership. more than 250,000 people have signed up in the last month. group says people are scared by new legislation restricting firearms. that may true but since december the nra is offering big discounts to john. life time membership usually cost 1,000 dollars. it's now 300. year worth typically runs 35. it's now just 20 dollars. >> still ahead tonight on abc 7 news at 9. san jose state big first step toward overhaul of college as we know it. find out how california trying to make higher education more affordable. that's not the right clip but you get the idea. >> eviction day at peninsula her borrow. appe
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 10:00pm PST
today before a crowd that filled the national mall as far as the eye could see. mr.obama spoke about a nation on the mend. >> a decade of war is now ending. an economic recovery has begun. >> reporter: the president said this country will respond to the threat of climate change. >> some may still deny the overwhelming challenge of science but no one can avoid the crippling fire, droughts and more powerful storms. >> reporter: speaking on martin luther king day president obama made history by using the word gay and saying that -- the president, vice president and families at journaled for the congressional lunch before the walk . >> i'm very encouraged. >> reporter: in of the people we talked to today in the crowd said this felt like a very different experience than the inauguration four years ago. coming up we'll tell you why they said that and take you into the crowd during the inauguration and parade. >>> the inauguration also featured the first latino, the first gay and the youngest person ever to serve as the inaugural poet. >> and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
'll in the something different about the first lady. the white house released this photo of mrs. obama earlier which shows her new bangs more clearly. >> it is friday so the inauguration a couple days away. doing trivia with tom. >> what else do we have? >> what was the coldest one in what was the warmest one. today's question is what was the snowiest inauguration. was it 3 inches, 8 inches or 19 inches. a, b or c, aaron sm. >> me first. >> multiple choice. >> i'll do b, 9. >> i'll go with c. >> b is 8 inches. you're going with c. 19. >> the answer is aaron, would you like to choose what was behind door number three for the win? >> it was on the john f. kennedy's inaugural. 1961. they had 8 inches of snow that ended before the swearing in ceremony. if you remember, that was the -- that speech there when he was up on the podium and ask not what you can do for your country and it was a blustery and super cold day. it was only 22 degrees at the time of the inauguration. it's going to be a bit warmer but still cold. it looks like inauguration day 2013. probably in the mid-30s. mostly cloudy. a chance --
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 11:00am EST
and some big stars coming in as well as president obama and mrs. obama and vice president joe biden and his wife. that's the latest from d.c., back to you. >> keith wants to know if he's young enough to get into the children's ball? >> i can aview the ticket, i hope. >> reporter: i showed them my i.d. and they said i was a little too old. >> thanks a lot, tony. >>> we'll help you get inauguration day started the right way. "news4 today" will begin at 4:00 a.m. on monday. we'll be live from capitol hill to preview the day's events. you can also check out our inauguration guide on nbcwashington.com. >>> today the obama team is expected to make an unprecedented announcement. the political organization that helped him get elected is going to be become a nonprofit group. democratic leaders say it will be called "organizing for america." it will use the support and energy that got the president re-elected to further his second term agenda like gun control and immigration. obama 2012 joim messi that will head the committee. it will be separate from the democratic national committee. >>> and here's
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
in washington. mr. and mr. plrb pls obama expected in the commander in chief ball. and performances by alicia keys, then, on to the public ball. coming up at 6:00 on abc 7 news, we'll take a look at the role social media played that is far more prominent evidented by the tweet from church. >> today's ceremony came on the first day our nation pauses to celebrate dr. martin luther king junior. dr. king dreamed one day, every man and woman would be treated as equals. he visited a statue of king and also took his oath with one hand on the bible owned by dr. king and at the request, designing the bible. >> the city held a martin luther king junior celebration today and the legacy was bolstered by the inauguration. >> the parade is about more than music. for the family, it's a lesson in diversity. >> we're a community of multipeople people and histories. all to be respected and honored. >> this celebration is believed to be the oldest event in the east bay. >> 200 people filled the auditorium. and honored words of the civil rights pioneer. visible on faces, pride and sacrifices fade more freedom. l
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 8:00am PST
stronger background checks and more support to law enforcement agencies but the main part of mr. obama's plan requires congressional approval. it calls for renewing an assault weapons ban that went into effect in 1994. then expired a decade later. now the question is whether all of this will be implemented and if so, will it make a difference? paul gigot is the editorial page editor of "the wall street journal." the president has suggested that, you know, the american people are behind these proposals. the question is, is the congress? >> well i think that remains to be seen and i think the reality is this is an uphill fight for the president and not merely because of republican opposition in the house of representatives, which they control. also because of democratic potential opposition in the senate. of course harry reid, the majority leader, has long been a big supporter of the nra and they have returned the favor politically to him. that is one of the reasons he won re-election in difficulty fashion in 2010. now in 2014 other democratic senators in swing states who are up. jon: up
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
. bill: in our country now the president setting up the next round of big budget battles. mr. obama defending the role of government in reaffirming support for major entitlement programs, the drivers of her debt like medicare, medicaid and social security, leaving many to wonder if any of d.c.'s spending will decrease. in fact democratic senator chuck schumer already suggesting that taxes may need to go up again to pay for all those bills and all that spending. stephen hayes, senior writer, "weekly standard", and fox news contributor has been on this. steve, good morning to you. how are you doing, post inauguration day? >> doing well. bill: give us a sense about what we can expect to happen in your town next. >> well, i think very little. you're looking at a spending, spending trend that is unlikely to change anytime soon. we've already seen this, hints of this in the early stages of this battle with the fiscal cliff and the discussions over the debt ceiling. i think we saw in the president's speech yesterday an unwillingness to do anything significant to change the trajectory of u.
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
and the government of mr. obama, that they can listen other voices on a very delicate subject to security. what are we doing, local governments facing challenges that sometimes go out of our hands and anyway we have to deal with them. there is no doubt that the main concern, for instance, in my city in northeast mexico is a border state with taxes. too often, cities have borders with the rio, texas that we also have my city on the southeast part of the state and it's a strategic location. my city the city of 670,000 people. it's a big city. the metropolitan area sharing the space which has two cities, our neighbors in another city, which is my city. there is no doubt that the main concern of the people in the border areas on the mexican side is the demand for safety and the demand for security. this demand is being heard louder and louder than the demands for employment and secret services, which is what we mayors do. when i was listening of course for job creation, economic development. but i mexico, it's becoming also one of the major necessities, which was than in the past, but is now. the f
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
was not able to do. caller: i would ask your guest to address mr. obama's promise which drew in the young voters that he was going to be great unifier. i would contend he has deliberately set out to polarize the country and that 51% of americans voted for him but that the other 49% of americans that voted for him feel like he is sticking his tongue out at us and giving us the finger. i feel we are more polarized than we were and i see that as a promise greatly broken. guest: in fact, there is a promise to the fact that we do have the promise broken. we represented by his promise to bring both parties together to pass an agenda. as you say, there has not been success at that. there is a very robust debate about who is to blame but in terms of actions -- i have not seen him stick out his tongue or flipping the bird at anyone but i can say event this is definitely a very polarized place. that is a promise broken. host: here is a tweet - guest: i think more than ever. this is the kind of journalism we should have been practicing years ago. there is this battle of talking points and you hear t
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
spanking your fellow republicans for getting their clocks cleaned by mr. obama in that debate. tell me what you are upset about and is there some revenge exacted? >> we have very severe long- term fiscal problems. i think there is a lot more that is at the big banks door and the federal reserve's door. it is amazing neither party has been willing to look at the problems. we are faced with enormous long-term challenges on the fiscal side. i thought the whole process was wrong. i have a bias. i was speaker of the house. the idea that the senate at the last minute would write an entire bill, put whatever they wanted into it, send it over, and say, pass it as we wrote it. we will not touch it again. and the house said, ok. crazy. nobody read that bill. it violated everything republicans complained about with the stimulus. the minimum they could have done was brought it up, actually read it, maybe had a hearing to find out what was in it and what did it mean. there were millions of dollars willi understand why the president wants to take care of its friends. what did that have to do with the bil
KRON
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
obama. >> "today we experienced the majesty of our democracy." >> reporter: earlier today, he made it >> "so help you god?" >> "so help me god." >> "congratulations mr. president." >> reporter: following up sunday's private oath of office with a very public one. cheering supporters, all braving the cold, packed the national mall -- a million strong. people eager to catch a glimpse of history. >> "thank you so much." with democrats and republicans struggling to find common ground on a number of key issues, obama pushed for unity: >> "my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it - so long as we seize it together." >> reporter: he brought attention to climate change, as well as gay rights and equal pay for women. and we heard a familiar theme from the campaign trail. >> "for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it." >> reporter: and no inauguration would be complete without the president and first lady walking part of the famed parade route. then, more personal moments -- e
KRON
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
to introduce civil rights leader merle evers who committed her life to all americans. mrs. evers will lead us i invocation. . >> america, we are here, our nation's capital, on this day, january the 21st, 2013, the inauguration of our 45th president, barack obama. we come at this time to ask blessings upon our leaders. the president, vice president, members of congress, all elected and appointed officials of the united states of america. we are here to ask blessings upon our armed forces, blessings upon all who contribute to the essence of the american spir yit, the american dream, the opportunity to become whatever our mankind, woman kind allows us to be. this is the promise of america. as we sing the words of belief, this is my country, let us act upon the meaning that everyone is included. may inherit dignitiy and inalienable rights of everyone, man, boy, and girl be honored. may all of your people, especially the least the these flourish in our blessed nation. 150 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors wh
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